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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Index and Membership Internship at Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Internship with the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) Secretariat


EXTENDED DEADLINE: 19 August 2019 (18h00, CET)

STARTING DATE: 16 September 2019

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) is a unique multi-layered regional civil society platform aimed at promoting European integration, facilitating reforms and democratic transformations in the six Eastern Partnership countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Serving as the civil society and people-to-people dimension of the Eastern Partnership, the EaP CSF strives to strengthen civil society in the region, boost pluralism in public discourse and policy making by promoting participatory democracy and fundamental freedoms. EaP CSF is a non-profit, non-government, non-partisan civil society organisation with its headquarters in Brussels.

We are looking for an unpaid intern to start on 16 September 2019 and work in the team of the EaP CSF Secretariat for 6 months to support the work of the EaP Index and Membership Manager and the Administrative and Statutory Affairs Manager.

The Secretariat of EaP CSF serves as an information, coordination and expertise hub for the participants of the Forum, the bodies of the Forum, and stakeholders in Brussels and Eastern Partnership countries. It works to support the activities of the Steering Committee and enhance the advocacy and visibility of the Forum.

Description of the role:

The selected trainee will assist in the production of the EaP Index and managing relations with the members, as well as provide support to the EaP CSF Secretariat team on administrative and event management tasks, in particular related to the organisation of the EaP CSF Annual Assembly.

About the EaP Index:

The Eastern Partnership Index charts the progress made by the six Eastern Partnership countries towards sustainable democratic development and European integration. The Index measures steps taken on the path towards good governance, including the observance and protection of democracy and human rights, sustainable development, and integration with the European Union. It is produced yearly by the EaP CSF in cooperation with over 70 experts.

Profile of the candidate:

The Intern:

Has a good understanding of the workings of the EU, bilateral and multi-lateral tracks of the Eastern Partnership, and civil society involvement in the Eastern Partnership;

Is a recent graduate in European Studies, International Relations or other related field;

Has an advanced command of English and Russian, with proven drafting ability; any other language from the EaP region is an advantage;

Preferably has experience using Infogr.am or other data visualisation tool and MailerLite (or other mail manager software);

Preferably has experience using national and international statistical databases (OECD, UN, EUROSTAT);

Is flexible to perform a wide variety of tasks in a small office.

Main responsibilities:

Conducting desk research on different aspects of EaP countries policies;

Performing event management tasks related to the organisation of the EaP CSF Annual Assembly;

Data gathering;

Drafting texts, emails and reports;

Liaising with members of the Forum and contacts in Brussels and EaP countries;

Working on the EaP CSF membership database and mailing lists;

Assisting on internal statutory processes.

What we offer:

Insight in the works of a civil society platform organisation;

Skills enhancement and career mentorship;

Working experience in Brussels in a young and dynamic team;

Access to European and EaP networks;

Possibility to attend trainings, conferences, networking events (upon availability);

Possibility to work independently and acquire new skills.

Selection Process:

Interested candidates should submit:

-          CV in English (max. 2 pages)

-          Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page)

Candidates are also encouraged to submit one recent writing sample (i.e. report including samples of data analysis and data visualisation examples). 

The application should be sent to applications@eap-csf.eu with the reference: EaP CSF Internship by Monday, 19 August 2019 (18h00, CET).  

Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted in Brussels or via Skype at the end of August (between August 26 and 30).

The traineeship is based in Brussels and the candidates must be eligible to work in Belgium.

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Donderdag 08 augustus 2019 / Dinsdag 20 augustus 2019 - 12h00


Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum / EaP CSF

Ana Furtuna
T. 02 893 25 86